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Emile Georges de Meyst, Forçats d'Honneur and the Archive

This post marks a slight deviation from the aims and intentions for this blog – particularly in terms of its focus on ‘regional cinema’. However, it does still maintain my active research in the field of Belgian cinema (and francophone Belgian cinema for that matter). 810 more words

Francophone Belgian Cinema

18. La Roue


February 17, 1923
directed by Abel Gance

The movie opens with the camera already moving, traveling on a railroad car, with the title and director credit. 401 more words

1920s

The Wheel (1923)

Originally running in at eight hours in length, Director Abel Gance enters the annals of auteurs to follow vision first and tackle practicalities later. The Wheel… 966 more words

Review

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jeanne Cooper, actress (1928-2013)

Abel Gance, director, producer, writer & director (1889-1981)
Billy Barty, actor (1924-2000)
Anthony Franciosa, actor (1928-2006)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

End of the World

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (3/10)

In a nutshell: This 1931 apocalypse film from French experimental mastermind of the silent era, Abel Gance, is a turkey of epic proportions. A heavy-handed religious moral tale from a director who fails to cope with the restrictions of sound films, and an all too obvious script that fails to surprise or engage the viewer. 2,206 more words

Futurism

Time on Screen: The Wheel and Early Cinema

Time on Screen: The Wheel and Early Cinema

DANIEL HAYES • October 8th 2014

Our inherited portrait of the silent era filmgoer is a caricature of rustic gullibility: he or she flees in terror from oncoming trains, ducks under the seats during gun fights, hollers instructions at the actors in impending peril. 2,050 more words

Issue 5

Week 4 Discussion Post

Review the information in your book, from the lecture, and in the supplemental PowerPoint on French impressionism, avant garde, and surrealism. Then watch either… 27 more words

Discussion Post